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Old 03-09-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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The must have's

this will be out first class a motor home and look forward to stocking it..... what are a few suggestions on the must haves that you have come across in your travels....ie.... extra gas tanks, tables for out side, outside grills, coach cover for outside storage, tire covers...... we will be using our coach probably ever few months but it will be stored outside for 2-3 months at a time. thanks for any input that experience has blessed you with
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Think about rainy days - Good rain gear if you want to go out, stuff to entertain you (books, magazines, CD & DVD, etc.) if you don't.
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There are a million things to outfit your RV, but don't forget some comfy recliners. Pull in to the site, level, slides out, pop a cold one & relax in your chair under your awning. Ahhhhh!

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Comfy Recliners! Wally world has some nice 18x18 aluminum folding side tables. Just remember the more you carry the more you forget where it is and the lower your mileage, fill the water with only as much as you need for the trip to where your going fill it up the rest of the way when your there. WATER FILTER,WATER FILTER, WATER FILTER I think it's a camco from Walmart cheap and worth it.
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thats exactly what we are looking forward to setting up and popping open a cold one... we are set to take delivery on the coach Friday and have already planned a day at camping world and wally world to gather the essentials!!! so far the cumfy chairs and water filter seem to be top of the list!!! any specific water filters in mind???? we have been camping out of a sportsmobile converted van for the past 5 years ( 5-6 weeks at a time per year) so this will feel like the Ritz I'm sure)))))
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There are a million things to outfit your RV, but don't forget some comfy recliners. Pull in to the site, level, slides out, pop a cold one & relax in your chair under your awning. Ahhhhh!

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Yup, we got a piar of those, and some good mats to set them on. A nice glass top folding table to put between en, and some mood lighting that clips into the awning.
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Depending on how new your coach is, it might have a "whole coach" filter already. Before we had our coach (with it's included filter), we just bought a cheap one from CW or W-Mart.

You can spend a fortune at either of those places & you'll be like a kid in a candy store. Get the basics at W-Mart & then head over to CW for the extras 'cuz CW isn't cheap. If you're going to spend a bunch at CW, go ahead & sign up for the President's Club to take advantage of the discounts.

Invest in good quality sewer hoses with good connectors. Believe me, this is where cheaper is NOT better. Get misc lengths w/connectors so you can hook 'em together to reach when that connection is just a hair too far away. Same with the drinkable water hose. Get good quality & more than 1. We got 2 25ft & then cut 1 into a 10ft, 2 5ft & 2 2.5 ft with male/female end connector repair pieces. That way we can connect in as many different combinations we need to reach the spigot.

I would also suggest a water pressure regulator. Many of us have a Watts brand. The last thing you want to do is hook up to shore water & have it blow your lines. We've stayed at campgrounds with water pressure as high as 120psi & if we didn't have the regulator, we'd have been in serious trouble.

And, thinking of serious trouble, you need a surge guard or a energy management system (pictured are portable, they also have hard wired). You need to protect your coach & appliances from spikes, surges, low amperage, open neutrals, incorrect grounding....etc. Never trust a campground's power supply.

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Water filters (s), water pressure regulator, and surge protection.
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Depending on how new your coach is, it might have a "whole coach" filter already. Before we had our coach (with it's included filter), we just bought a cheap one from CW or W-Mart.

You can spend a fortune at either of those places & you'll be like a kid in a candy store. Get the basics at W-Mart & then head over to CW for the extras 'cuz CW isn't cheap. If you're going to spend a bunch at CW, go ahead & sign up for the President's Club to take advantage of the discounts.

Invest in good quality sewer hoses with good connectors. Believe me, this is where cheaper is NOT better. Get misc lengths w/connectors so you can hook 'em together to reach when that connection is just a hair too far away. Same with the drinkable water hose. Get good quality & more than 1. We got 2 25ft & then cut 1 into a 10ft, 2 5ft & 2 2.5 ft with male/female end connector repair pieces. That way we can connect in as many different combinations we need to reach the spigot.

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And, thinking of serious trouble, you need a surge guard or a energy management system (pictured are portable, they also have hard wired). You need to protect your coach & appliances from spikes, surges, low amperage, open neutrals, incorrect grounding....etc. Never trust a campground's power supply.

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You sure you didn't just take those out of my rig? I knew I forgot to lock to basement when I winterized it. Good thing Walmart is just down the street.
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First aid kit, misc. tool kit. Be sure you always have a fire extinguisher on board. Weather alert radio, wasp killer spray (can be a weapon if need be) ..I also carry xtra motor oil, antifreeze, trans fluid, battery charger and cables. Best advice is think about it, what may you need away from home. Its more fun if you don't forget anything. Good luck in your travels!!
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~I 2nd a good quality sewer hoses with a extra 90 degree elbow

~Extra power cord. And a extra section of water hose. 90% of the time the 25' water hose will do, but there are times where you need a few feet more.

~Awning tie downs. You never know when you might need a little extra protection on a windy day.

~Awning rail slide in hooks or straps We have the velcro ones. Makes for a fast job in setting up your awning lights.

~ Outdoor trash can ( Collapsible )
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A quality tire pressure gauge

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Spare light bulbs for in and outside

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